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Posts Made By: lisa53
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-16-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By lisa53
I try to stay with the actual old-fashioned...

I try to stay with the actual old-fashioned Advent (preparation time) and Christmas (from Christmas Eve till Epiphany) schedule.

I do festive winter decorations (outdoor lights, wreath, festive...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-16-2019, 02:34 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By lisa53
Ima Teacher

I am definitely not interested in getting married! At least not now....maybe not ever.

I like my independence. I like having private quiet time in the morning. I like going to bed as early or...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-15-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By lisa53
Dating and romance...

So my Gentleman Friend and I have been seeing one another for a few weeks. Today after aquafit class we took a long walk on the rail trail and talked about our childhoods and youth, about...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-15-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By lisa53
Pittsburgh Pirates fans...

You have a new General Manager, Ben Cherington (formerly GM for the Boston Red Sox).

I taught him all the chemistry he knows.:D
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-15-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 40
 
Posted By lisa53
Playtime interrupted by a spontaneous nap...

Playtime interrupted by a spontaneous nap...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-14-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By lisa53
I loved my job and had wonderful students my...

I loved my job and had wonderful students my final year. However, I had been working so hard for so many years that I hardly realized in what poor shape I was...no endurance, 30+ pounds overweight,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-12-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By lisa53
Nancy, I am so happy to hear this! I will...

Nancy, I am so happy to hear this! I will continue to pray!
Board: The VENT 11-12-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By lisa53
Please keep teaching this. And maybe it is...

Please keep teaching this.

And maybe it is worth bringing up at a faculty or team meeting, as in, can we all be consistent in using the planners? Why is it important and useful? Wha strategies...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-10-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By lisa53
I pay over $5000 per year for my previous home (3...

I pay over $5000 per year for my previous home (3 bedroom house) and about $3700 for my current house. Much of that goes for schools. In NH we have no sales tax or state income tax though.
Board: Retired Teachers 11-09-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By lisa53
When we downsized, we decided to stay in the same...

When we downsized, we decided to stay in the same town we had lived in since 1984. We had one child in town and one in the neighboring town.

My dh had cancer, so we needed to stay near the...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-08-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By lisa53
Dh and I did the following when planning for...

Dh and I did the following when planning for retirement:

-Made sure our investments were adjusted to a lower risk factor
-Determined what my pension and our social security payments would be...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-08-2019, 03:01 AM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By lisa53
Amora is standing guard...she loves her baby!

Amora is standing guard...she loves her baby!
Board: Retired Teachers 11-08-2019, 02:57 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By lisa53
Last night we had our first dusting of the white...

Last night we had our first dusting of the white stuff. I was out the day before bringing in the last of the carrots. Some greens in the vegetable garden may last a bit longer, and I expect I can...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-06-2019, 03:11 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By lisa53
Yes, sometimes we retirees get the shaft when it...

Yes, sometimes we retirees get the shaft when it comes to work we do for pay. After all, we have the time and what else would we be doing if we didn't have this job?:rolleyes:

We do offer...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-04-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By lisa53
Yay! I am glad you can do it! How wonderful!

Yay! I am glad you can do it! How wonderful!
Board: Retired Teachers 11-04-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By lisa53
I feel I need to add.....what about your...

I feel I need to add.....what about your children’s education costs? You might find it shocking what colleges think you are able to pay! Be sure you will not have to refinance your home or cash in...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-04-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By lisa53
I used to make a big roast on Sunday, and get...

I used to make a big roast on Sunday, and get several meals from it:::

-Pot roast with gravy, potatoes, carrots
—roast beef sandwiches with gravy, carrot & celery sticks
—roast beef hash
...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-04-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By lisa53
Before you make a decision, you really need to...

Before you make a decision, you really need to think through all the “what if’s”. Because you are young, you will likely be giving up a number of crucial benefits. That’s fine if your dh can...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-02-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By lisa53
And surprisingly, half a dozen teens were quite...

And surprisingly, half a dozen teens were quite enthusiastic about the healthy snacks i had left over!

Last year I had one lonely two year old for trick or treat, so I was surprised at the throng...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-02-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By lisa53
Scalloped potatoes and green beans Roasted...

Scalloped potatoes and green beans
Roasted butternut squash and Brussels sprouts
Mashed sweet potatoes and Waldorf salad (apples, dates, celery, walnuts with mayo and lemon dressing)
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-02-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By lisa53
Trick or treat tonight

The date was postponed due to rain and high winds on Halloween.

Half an hour to go. I just gave out the last two lollipops...and the chocolate was finished an hour ago. I am down to apples and...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-02-2019, 03:29 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By lisa53
Continuing the small town story...

If you noticed in my small town post below, the ladies wanted me to ask GF to join so we could have a male perspective in the group. (How they knew GF even exists is the small town part LOL). It...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-01-2019, 03:48 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By lisa53
Gentleman Friend

Gentleman Friend
Board: Retired Teachers 10-31-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By lisa53
I had the choice of paying the full amount for...

I had the choice of paying the full amount for the insurance that my school district uses, or get insurance through the ACA. I waited till age 62 to retire in part because of the cost of health...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-31-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By lisa53
Small towns...sigh

So I went to the free movie at the high school with GF last night.

Tonight I went to the book discussion at the library. Ladies were lamenting the fact that we have no men in our group...and then...



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